vibratory sense


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vibratory sense

Etymology: L, vibrare, to vibrate, sentire, to feel
the ability to perceive vibratory sensations. Vibration receptors in the body are found in a variety of locations, from the skin surface to the membranes covering bones. Some respond only to certain vibration frequencies.

vibratory sense

The ability to perceive vibrations transmitted through the skin to deep tissues. It is usually tested by placing a vibrating tuning fork over bony prominences.
See also: sense
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To assess for the presence of neuropathy, sensation, position and vibratory sense, and tendon reflexes should be checked.